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Dawn at Concordia

Trek Day 8 - Concordia (4700m).


View from Concordia towards the valley of the Baltoro Glacier at dawn. For orientation, imagine Concordia as a 'T' junction of glaciers. The bottom of the 'T' represents the snout of the 60km long Baltoro Glacier. As you make your way up to the junction, you pass magnificent peaks such as Paiju, Trango and Grand Cathedral along the way.


Concordia is an amphitheatre of high mountains which truly has no parallel. The American climber and photographer Galen Rowell described it as the ‘Throne Room of the Mountain Gods’. When you stand at the glacial junction and survey the phenomenal array of summits, it is difficult to disagree with him.

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Taken on February 8, 2007